Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tags Social/behavioral science

Tag: social/behavioral science

Why obeying orders can make us do terrible things

War atrocities are sometimes committed by 'normal' people obeying orders. Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience measured brain activity while participants...

Termite-fishing chimpanzees provide clues to the evolution of technology

Researchers, who remotely videotaped a generation of wild chimpanzees learning to use tools, gain insights into how technology came to define human...

PLOS Special Collection: Successful approaches to HIV care

On July 27 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a Special Collection of...

The Lancet: 40% of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed...

tExperts add excessive alcohol intake and head injury in mid-life, and exposure to air pollution in later life to list of key modifiable risk...

Existing evidence suggests face coverings do not lead to false sense...

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely...

Couldn’t socially distance? Blame your working memory

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Whether you decided to engage in social distancing in the early stages of COVID-19 depended on how much information...

Fans love musicians’ personalities as much as their music

Why do you like the music you do? You would think that it is because of the music itself. But that's only half the...

Elite gamers share mental toughness with top athletes, study finds

High performing esports professionals may require the same mental stamina it takes to be a top Olympian, according to latest QUT research.A new study,...

Two-person-together MRI scans on couples investigates how touching is perceived in...

Researchers at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre have developed a new method for simultaneous imaging brain activity from two people, allowing...

Psychology research: Vaccine skeptics actually think differently than other people

In 2000, the measles virus was declared eliminated from the United States. Despite cases coming in from outside the country, there were few outbreaks...